How can I sign up to volunteer?

You can find out about Open Door Mission’s volunteer programs and sign up here.

Where and when can I drop off donations?

Open Door Mission is located at 2828 N. 23rd Street East in Omaha. For a map and directions, click here.

Tax-deductible receipts are provided for all donations.

Donations can be dropped off at our receiving area on the east side of the Timberlake Outreach Center located at 2107 E Locust St.

  • Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

For your convenience Open Door Mission now has opened four total donation centers! 

Elkhorn Donation / Outreach Center
1620 N 203rd St
Elkhorn, NE 68022

  • Accepting donations Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

South Omaha Family Outreach/Donation Center
2910 K St
Omaha, NE 68107, Corner of 30th and L

  • Accepting donations Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Council Bluffs Family Donation / Outreach Center
1612 Avenue D
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

  • Accepting donations Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Are my donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all monetary and gift-in-kind donations are tax-deductible.  Tax-deductible receipts are provided for all donations.

What donations can you NOT accept?

We gladly accept gently used clothing and shoes and functioning or gently used household items. These donations are vital to helping our clients.
Due to legal or particle considerations, we CANNOT accept the following items:

  • Certain types of furniture:
    • Mattresses/Wooden headboards
    • Broken furniture
    • Sleeper sofas/Hide-a-beds
    • Organs or pianos
    • Waterbeds/Waterbed frames/Waterbed headboards
  • Certain types of electronics:
    • Old computers monitors
    • Typewriters
    • Nonworking electronics, radios, or televisions
  • Certain types of applicances:
    • Built-in appliances
    • Sinks
    • Dishwashers (Unless portable)
  • Certain types of construction supplies:
    • Concrete blocks or bricks
    • Doors/Windows/Glass
    • Used carpet
    • Used paint, solvents, or grease
    • Any other construction/Remodeling supplies
    • Fertilizer/Pesticides
  • Miscellaneous items:
    • Tires of any kind
    • Wet clothing

Due to the rising costs in fuel, transportation barriers, lack of storage and costs, Open Door Mission can no longer accept mattresses and will no longer schedule pick-ups of furniture in the community. Please note that this information is intended to serve as a general guide. Unacceptable items are subject to frequent change. Legal restrictions and limited storage capacity prevent the acceptance of some items. Please call the Timberlake Outreach Center at 402-422-1111, ext. 1517 if you are unsure whether we can accept your donation.

How do I sign up for Open Door Mission’s e-mail blasts?

Click here and enter your e-mail address. You’ll be on the Open Door Mission’s e-mail list and will receive updates on programs, donations, volunteering and more.

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